||[Dec. 23rd, 2004|10:18 am]
Well, we made it to Sydney fine. Our appartment is about 15 minutes walk from central Manly, right on the beach, so we've been swimming most mornings :)|
Unfortunately, the appartment itself has had a few disapointments (lack of kitchen stuff, even though it's self catering, lights not working etc). Luckily, my mother has been having a go at the agents (10 doors down, that was careless of them....), and things are starting to get fixed. Perhaps it'll be all sorted by the time we leave! Still, location is excellent, views are great, so can't complain too much.
We've had a fairly packed schedule, so I've only just been able to meander over to an internet cafe (and there's no internet access from the appartment). Might swing by some more over the next few days though, hopefully I'll find one that'll let me upload pictures. Have got a shiny new camera, a Panasonic thingy I bought in Singapore, but that deserves a post all of its own at a later date.
Anyway, so far we've done the city sights, been out to the Blue Mountains, seen a few of my parents friends, done some shopping in Manly, bought me some new prescription sunglasses (left mine at home, doh!), done quite a bit of swimming and body surfing, been out for a few meals, the list goes on. Yup, we've been nicely busy :)
Impressivly, Hilary's the one that's got sunburnt (despite my usual skill for it), though I'm still rather pastey. Weather has on the hole been very good - mid to high 20s, rarely overcast, and it has only rained twice (and both times were about a hour's worth). Quite a change from the pissing rain as we left!
Alas, it is time for me to depart - off to "Doyles at the Beach" for lunch. 'tis a hard life ;-)